| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Facing a possible lawsuit over the way it chooses its directors, the board of the Coachella Valley Water District voted Tuesday to drop its at-large elections system.
From now on, directors will be elected by geographic district.
The change comes...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:36 PM
WASHINGTON — On the heels of a fire season that burned more than 4,000 homes and killed 34 people across the country, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) on Tuesday called for a "saner approach" to preventing wildfires while budgets are strained as a...
| Nov 3, 2013
One hundred years after its opening, the Los Angeles Aqueduct continues to cast a long shadow over the rough and tumble of California water policy. The arrival of water from the Owens Valley made the modern city possible. But it also reshaped Los...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:49 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Former Democratic state Assemblyman Tom Calderon has decided not to run next year for the state Senate seat being vacated by his brother, Ron Calderon (D-Montebello), friends and associates said Wednesday.
The decision was not a surprise...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Opening a new front on efforts to improve minority representation on local elected boards, attorneys representing several Latino citizens have accused the Coachella Valley Water District of violating the California Voting Rights Act.
In a letter...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:45 PM
STATEN ISLAND, Calif. — The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is one of the most biologically diverse and ecologically sensitive areas in the country and the source of 30% of Southern California's water. It's also broken.
Those may be the only...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:13 PM
The massive Rim fire is on its way to becoming the state’s third largest in history as it burns into Yosemite National Park.
At 235,841 acres, or roughly 368 square miles, the Rim fire was 75% contained Tuesday and fewer than 4,400 acres from...
| Sep 1, 2013
In recent decades, the Central Coast of California has become one of the state's most important wine-producing regions. But at what cost?
Until recently, most ranchers and farmers in this part of California embraced dry farming practices, raising...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Another 300 firefighters have joined the massive effort to extinguish the Rim fire near Yosemite National Park that has burned more than 192,000 acres.
There are now 4,840 firefighters battling the Rim fire – the sixth largest fire in state...
| Aug 29, 2013
Tens of thousands of volunteers in California gather regularly at local beach and coastal cleanups in an effort to reduce trash flows that contribute to the rising amount of marine debris. These efforts make a difference and help heighten civic...
| Aug 27, 2013
Cameroon, located on the west coast of Africa between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, is a nation of unparalleled beauty and biological diversity. Mt. Cameroon, in the west, is one of Africa's largest volcanoes, reaching 13,255 feet; in the north of the...